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On this day in football history

  • 1890 Cameron scored for Renton against Celtic which was the first goal scored in the Scottish League. Renton won 4-1 and although the Clubs records were later deleted from the final League table (they were found guilty of "professionalism" and suspended after 5 matches), this still stands as the first goal scored.
  • 1938 A.H. Gibbons signed amateur forms for Brentford. He was a Flight-Sergeant stationed at Uxbridge at the time and had had League experience the previous season with Tottenham Hotspur. Turned professional after the War with Bradford and was their top scorer in Second Division football in 1946-47 with 21 goals. Returned to Brentford during the summer of 1947 and became player-manager and then manager two years later. Lost his job to Tommy Lawton in 1953. In peace-time League football, 1937-49, he scored 49 goals in 137 games. Won six England amateur caps 1938-39 and played in the full side in an unofficial wartime international against Wales in 1943.
  • 1960 Left winger Jack Overfield, transferred from Leeds United to Sunderland. Came into the Leeds team at the start of 1955-56 and had an amazing experience the following season. He scored a couple of minutes after the start of the first match of the season. against Everton and although he played in all 42 matches of the League programme he never managed to score again. Early in 1963 he moved to Peterborough United but made only one appearance in their League side and left the big-time that summer. In all he played in 195 League matches and scored 24 goals.